We’ve just complete our first reading/ presentation of our residency as hosted by identity on tyne with Northumberland National Park Authority.
The writers did not disappoint. They were spectacular in their writings, and creations, in their honesty and emotions.
Sure a rare and unique event, which we know the audience appreciated.
As the next steps within the Black Nature in Residence Showcase, please feast your eyes on the virtual Black Nature in Residence Exhibition.
A recipe for happiness
An autumn sun ( morning).
A little mist draped over purple mountains.
Birds singing from orange bracken.
Strong black coffee taken in my traveling home.
A pen moving across the painted page.
My heart in the right place –
– the centre of me.
Autumn is my season.
You’ll find me taking up more space in the landscape as I easy into the season.
This time, with the changing colours and temperatures, is my time to shine.
My time to expand.
So it makes sense to be working on pulling together my final creations for my residency with Northumberland National Park.
In all honesty, I feel as if I’m just beginning. Just scratching the surface.
I’m thinking I’m going to stay in residence indefinitely. Just take up the space.
Claim the space as my own. Just like when I venture out into nature and connect with her as kin.
As my birthright.
As we near the end of our residencies, it gives us great pleasure to share with you an event planned to mark the occasion.
Thursday 28 October, 6.30-8.00pm, there will be a live reading/ presentation/conversation about our time in residence on Zoom.
We made sure we stayed safe during our time working with our respective partners, and that’s not going to change at the end.
Come along to a virtual evening of words and voices and shares as we explore the highs and lows of our experiences of being Black and Brown and People of Colour in and writing about nature.
After this live virtual event, an online exhibition will go live on this website, showcasing our visual creations in residence.
And keep checking back, as come the end of November, the Black Nature in Residence Zine will be launched here too, presenting our creations.
You can grab a ticket for the final event here.